Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. downs_chris

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    i'll be there too! and it's indoors...so it can rain or snow or do whatever!
     
  2. McLovin

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    Tournament is played indoors. Weather is not a factor.

    Not true. The time you saw me, it was me vs Auzzie @ Lake Newport. I believe your comment was "just watched a David Ferrer clone playing a David Ferrer clone wishing he was Rafter"...
     
  3. Topaz

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    Place sounds reallllly nice....maybe nicer than Boar's Head?
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    Can you lose power? Have the court flooded?

    Take video downs. Your beer debt will be lifted if you can get video of two of the following actions during match play.

    - topaz doing her infamous duck volley and roll.
    -mclovin doing a Rafa/Ana fist pump
    - a lady player Claire Forlani worthy in action.
     
  5. McLovin

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    This is an old photo as the new indoor courts replaced the 6 courts by the silo.
     
  6. McLovin

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    I prefer the 'Rafa/Hewitt Lawnmower'...
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    David Ferrer clone... I vaguely remember but it does sound like something I would say.

    What's for lunch today? Beer- specifically new castle winter ale.
     
  8. downs_chris

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    video, eh? kinky...but i can try...
     
  9. Sup2Dresq

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    Not the clay Matthews pose?
     
  10. Sup2Dresq

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    *insert saxophone music*
     
  11. mikeler

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    I really would like to see Fed in person before he hangs up the sticks but Miami is not on his schedule this year. So I'm leaning against it but who knows.


    Can you elaborate on the Rafter comment?
     
  12. Sup2Dresq

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    Fast indoors. Nice. If you progress where is the next site?
     
  13. McLovin

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    Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with my hair. At the time (4 or so years ago), I was trying to serve & volley.
     
  14. McLovin

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    Nationals. This is Mid Atlantic Sectionals for all Tri Level teams.
     
  15. Sup2Dresq

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    Where is nationals?
     
  16. McLovin

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    Same as it is every year: Indian Wells...during the BNP Paribas Open:)
     
  17. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    i'm all for harkleroad in the booth. she can't be any worse than pam or mary. i don't mind martina.

    paulman -- i'm officially geezer status. i'm ready to take on the elderly. i hear nova isn't doing a forty plus league - is that true?
     
  18. McLovin

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    I remember now. Was a brutal match of wits, sweat, tears and more important my small cooler filled with beer. Post 21414 was my recap.

    Scrolling down I noticed jrk post about meeting up to show him the kick serve. To this day that feels like the only person to shot I couldn't teach. Fail on my part.

    I'm reading up on usta nationals. May 6-12. Atlanta men's clay national 40. Mclovin interested? Bolovian necktie? Tennismonkey? Someone be my doubles partner! I need a goal in 2013 instead of bar hoping and beach activities. Moz!!!!
     
  20. zapvor

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    pft. i already got one. and it goes 12 at a time.
     
  21. zapvor

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    i like martina in the booth.
     
  22. datsveryinterestin

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    in the butt... woooo
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    what was for lunch peeps? i didn't have lunch yet. ideas?
     
  24. Sup2Dresq

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    pho .... FTW
     
  25. coolblue123

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    bread and strawberry jam... I am hoping i get to hit morrow in my condition. third day and i think i've turned into a raisin from all the water i lost.
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    Is that the same thing as poeple's court music?
     
  27. datsveryinterestin

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    u spanx it 2 judge whoppner?
     
  28. hollywood9826

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    Also let me drop some knowledge on you dudes.

    If for some reason your back kinds hurts out of nowhere and you pee looksl like yuengling lager. Dont worry about holding for the first of the year so you dont have to pay 2 insurance deductables just go to the dang doctor.

    Mu issues in begining of december. Doc gave some vicodins and kuscle relaxers and said if the urine was still dark in a few days to see a urologists. I figured I could tough it out till the new year as I hadnt been to the doc yet in 2012 and didnt want to waste my health savings account by splitting office vists between years. Was felling pretty crappy all through Xmas while still peeing lager.

    Had to work newyears eve, I had every intention of going to patient first on new years becuase I knew i had some issue with my kidney or somehting (i mean i was peeing Lager for three weeks). Worked no problem, ate lunch (leftover turkey Breast and stuffing) no problem. About 1430 i went into bathroom and puked my guts out. Then this crazy pain came, more painful than any pain of all times. Called my boss told him i had to go to hospital, locked up and everything. Drove home (puked on the way). Called ambulance made it ER where they put me in whell chair and made me wait in the waiting room for an hour. Another hour later I finally gotr some pain medicine. about 4 AM they admitted into hospital. 8 days leater Im out. I had Gullstones thatwere blocking bile ducts and not letting anythign work. I had severe pancreatitis that had me in the hospital for 8 freaking days. Still waiting for lipase levels to drop lowenough so the can remove my gallbladder.


    So if your pee looks like lager for more than a day go see the doc.
     
  29. hollywood9826

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    The joke was the peoples court producer used to produce porn movies and reused a music track for the theme.
     
  30. datsveryinterestin

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    dang hollywood.. so sorry to hear about your health problems! geez, sounds like you almost waited too long. glad you are getting it taken care of now!

    p.s. - i just peed some serious lager colored pee before reading this... hrmm.. i think it is just my normal "on the brink of serious dehydration" that i suffer from but i guess i shouldn't take it lightly! (probably TMI for the TT boards but it was weird timing)

    maybe your gallbladder was just blocked up with J.O.?????
    stupid gallbladder! i think i successfully removed one from a frog once in biology. so, if you want me to do it.. i hardly cost nuthin!

    heal up bro! guess the kick serve practice will have to wait!
     
  31. coolblue123

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    get better soon HW. after ur operation, we will look forward to ur 140+ MPH serves again.

    my friend's mom just had her gall stones taken out as well, before she did, she had her blood tested for cancer. doc said its a good precautionary bcz if the stone contains any cancerous cells, u don't want to get it broken up before it leaves the body or else it will spread faster.
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    All this gall stone and medical talk...I'm surprised Twmac resident nurse isn't putting her 2 cents ...topaz?

    Hw--- I'm glad you're doing okay. Unfortunately you have ruined my image of lagers for tonight. Lol.
     
  33. mikeler

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    Better stick to IPAs this evening.
     
  34. Xisbum

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    Good thing Shanahan isn 't your boss. Sounds like you need another 101-year-old greaseburger. Come on down anytime.
     
  35. Angle Queen

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    Ouch, HW. Literally. Gallbladder issues are no fun. Hell, anything south of the belly-button/beebo is no fun. Prostrates, Uteruses ...all those gender-parts cause all kinds of havoc, working or not.

    Hydrate up, rest up. Recuperate.

    Sending Aces & Winners your way...................
     
  36. zapvor

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    HW! so thats why you wasnt posting! man that sucks. get better! hospital waiting is the worst.

    i had to go to hospital on christmas day myself. sh1tty christmas indeed
     
  37. Topaz

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    Everyone alive in here? *checking TWMAC pulse*

    HW, tough deal on the gall bladder. I don't have mine anymore. Lots of women don't. Take that as you will...women (especially pregnant ones) are more disposed. You're young...plenty of time to make healthier lifestyle choices.

    Blocking of the ducts from your liver is no laughing matter though. I'm glad they caught it early. And yeah, the pain is like no other. Its good you went to the doctor and didn't just ignore it.

    When is the sucker coming out? Open? Or lap? Mine was lap, and it took longer to recover from that than it did my open appendectomy. Hell, have them take that out too while you're at it...life is better with fewer spare parts!

    Again, on a more serious note...it took me a good few months for things to work normally again. The gall bladder is the reservoir for bile, and without it, bile is just free-floating through your GI system. No harm, no foul, but it takes awhile for your body to adjust.

    Lesson for the TWMAC kids...pay attention to what comes out of your body, it can tell you lots of things!
     
  38. datsveryinterestin

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    Well even though my game parts of my game were awesome with vcore89 i am over it. Sort of hard to tell if i should make such a drastic switch when i never played anybody over 2.0.
    Also selling my ig speeds even though they were great for pegging 1st serves at sappy and 2nd serves at coolblue! I just wanted a more solid feel and slightly more power so the search goes on.
    I think i could krush ALL with blxpro but i was quickly reminded in my wrist and elbow about how.stiff those suckers are. So i might jist use them but need softer poly if im gonna be able to use them.
    Anybody that uses pure.drive or clone have poly suggestion? I wish.i could use hybrid but it just isnt as spin lethal. Black code 17 has been killin my arm although it is VERY d aold and dead string.
     
  39. hollywood9826

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    I think the plan is for lap surgery. Which I hope they do. At the moment my Lipase levels are too high for them to operate. Waiting the results from some blood work friday to see if they came back down in the normal range.

    GI Surgeon said normal Lipase is like 5-50 units per liter and mine peaked at 30,000. Pain was unbearable. I would thank the the guy that invented dilaudid if he were still alive. Mom said she was reading and people saying they were at like 2000 and in pain. Mine was at 2000 when they let me out of the hospital. part of the reason I was on liquid diet for the past 5 days. Finally started eating regular food yesterday.


    They have these hospitalits who are just doctors that see admitted paitients. Pretty much all the doc did was walk in ask how I was doing tell me stuff the contradicted the specilists adn billed me 100 bucks for 5 minutes. Insurance rate was like 63 bucks. But still. I should have gotten good at lacrosse and went to johns hopkins on scholarship.
     
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  40. hollywood9826

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    I never used PD or colne but always remebered Big Ace being pretty soft for me
     
  41. sapient007

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    i haven't been here for a few days and expect a slew of lunch posts. now i'm not hungry and may have fainted from the topaz hw posts above.
     
  42. tennismonkey

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    HW - hope you are feeling better. that's kinda ridiculous what you've been through but you have a way with words. also good to see you throw in a humble brag in there. "most people with 2000 have pain. i was at 30,000. weak sauce." :)

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  43. Xisbum

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    My wife had her gall bladder removed way back when, before they invented the suction technique. Full incision, long recovery. She told me the pain was like trying to pass a kidney stone, which I always thought was the most pain men could experience. Glad you got it checked, and hope everything comes out okay.

    On a tennis note, I finally achieved the ultimate NTRP rating. I was trying to register a couple of teams for the upcoming season (a 40+ team so I can play singles and a 55+ team so I can have conversations with people who actually remember the 1960s), and when I got everything done and hit the "register team" button, TennisLink told me I had to self rate. Checked out my USTA number and my name, and I am listed as a 0.0. Ha. USTA finally got it right. If they really let me self-rate, I might try 3.0 for a while.

    How 'bout them Ravens? May see an all Harbaugh SB.
     
  44. PaulMan

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    Definitely get well HW. Yeah, I've always hated going to the ER - they never do much anyway plus make you wait 3 hours for anything UNLESS you're really dying...
     
  45. tennismonkey

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    xis -- i think you just rolled the usta odometer. after you go past 9.9 ntrp -- you get back to 0.0. you probably got a few extra points on top of your 4.0 rating for veteran's preference.

    paulman -- lets get a senior league twmac hit on. you've got mail mofo.

    now that hw and topaz have grossed us all out. what's for lunch?
     
  46. McLovin

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    If they remember the 1960s, are they worth talking to in the first place? Wasn't everyone who was "cool" pretty much stoned the whole decade?
     
  47. Xisbum

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    You would be surprised how much some of us remember from those "stoner" years. Me, I couldn't afford weed or other chemicals so I tripped on the cheapest beer available, usually Falstaff or Pabst Blue Ribbon, AKA FBF (Freshman's Best Friend).

    And I always thought I was pretty cool, if a bit strangled in angst. :)

    Still have my very first "good" tennis racquet from those days - a Davis Imperial Deluxe. Still beautiful after all these years, kinda like me. ;)
     
  48. hollywood9826

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    The intention wasnt to humblebrag. I think becuase of my levels it just freaked the docs out. I know the last three days i was in the hospital i wasnt in very much pain, but my levels were rising again as a result of the ERCP and they wanted to keep an eye on me.
     
  49. coolblue123

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    Speaking of cheap beer. Has anyone checked out Bohemian Best? I am still a fan of Pabst.
    Surprise no one mentioned Natural's Best? or AKA Beast back in the college days? I can't believe my eyes when they started marketing it as Beast.

    Had an argument with my dad last night about which is healthier? Beer or Soda. Any thoughts?
     
  50. McLovin

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    Without looking up any stats, I'd say beer is healthier given that is has no sugar, or at least has way less than regular soda.

    Anybody ever try Genny 'Screamers?

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    God that was some terrible cheap beer.
     

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